Siren testing scheduled for East Oahu areas on Thursday

Siren testing scheduled for East Oahu areas on Thursday
Outdoor siren warning system.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Don’t be startled if you hear emergency sirens blaring on Thursday.

Although it isn’t the first of the month, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency will be testing the outdoor siren warning system in areas between Waimanalo and Hanauma Bay.

Sirens may be sounded at any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Waimanalo Town Center and at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

The state says residents may hear the sirens last for 30-second to 3-minute intervals.

Residents with concerns about the sirens or those who hear malfunctioning sirens are asked to contact the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management at (808) 723-8960.

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